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Year 5

Term 4 - 27th February 2020

Year 5 are extremely excited by their new text ‘Armstrong’.  We are investigating the development of space travel especially the exploration of the moon.  This line of enquiry complements our current science topic where we are learning about the phases of the moon. 

Despite the wet weather, the children who took part in their first Bikeability session were enthusiastic and eager to share their experiences with their class.  The other children who have signed up are very much looking forward to their turn. 

ROLE MODELS: Matthew L, Harry O, Bradley, Archie O, Jess C, Sharna, Richard, Gracie L, Alex, Lucy

Term 3 - 16th January 2020

Year 5 have returned very excited about our new Topic 'Into the Unknown'. We have already started exploring the solar system and the children are very keen, posing challenging questions for us to explore and discover the unknown. We are currently using our scientific knowledge in our English writing, compiling non-fiction reports about planets. We look forward to sharing more of our learning throughout this term.

ROLE MODELS: Chloe, Harrison B, Harrison A, Leilani, Mali, Sam P, Taylor, Hollie A, Barnaby, Emilia 

Term 2 - 28th November 2019

Year 5 have enjoyed completing their own versions of ‘The Sea-Wolf’ to complete our English unit of work on ‘Beowulf.’  The children have been very imaginative in their stories and have selected some fantastic vocabulary choices to complement the Anglo-Saxon period.  To accompany our current Geography focus on mountains, our English learning has now taken the focus of biography writing as we look at the lives and achievements of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.  Please ask the children why we have chosen to study the lives of these two inspirational individuals.  

ROLE MODELS: Oliver S, Tilly, Oscar W, Kieran, Will, Kellie, Stanley, Honey, Max G, Samuel W, Carter, Barnaby, Charleigh, Grace, Zac 

Term 2 - 14th November 2019

Year 5 have returned to school very enthusiastic about our new learning on the Vikings. The children are very excited to learn about the Viking longships and some children have already started to research them at home. We have looked at the book 'Maths Curse' this week as part of the school maths week. The children have had an amazing time solving mathematical problems that present themselves in everyday life. Be sure to ask them how many M&Ms it would take to make a 4,000km line!

ROLE MODELS: Hollie, Alex, Jacob, Kyla, Shauna, Oscar E 

Term 1 - 22nd October 2019

Year 5 have enjoyed continuing learning about Anglo Saxons through their ‘Invade and Conquer’ topic.  They are currently writing their own version of ‘Beowulf’ which they are thoroughly enjoying.  It has been fantastic to see their enthusiasm and creativity reflected in their stories.  Next term we look forward to exploring the Viking period as the next stage of our ‘Invade and Conquer’ topic.

ROLE MODELS: Hetty, Archie H, Jessica W, Dylan, Oliver M, Gracie, Rhiannon S, Matthew, Feenix, Sharna, Mia, Jess C, Alfie, Zac, Barnaby, Emilia, Euan, Colby 

Term 1 - 10th October 2019

Year 5 are continuing to enjoy our ‘Invade and Conquer’ topic, looking closely at the structure of daily life, and how Britain was organised into the 7 Kingdoms during Anglo-Saxon times. We are continuing our work on the story of ‘Beowulf,’ where we have looked in-depth at the two main characters Beowulf and Grendel. We are looking forward to writing our own stories about overcoming the monster in the next few weeks. 

Term 1 - 26th September 2019

Year 5 have had a very exciting week to begin our 'Invade and Conquer' topic. We have been lucky enough to borrow a handling box from Weston Museum containing lots of replica artefacts for the children to explore. It has ignited many lines of enquiry within the children that we hope to pursue during our exploration of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. A small group of Year 5 children have also started their visits to Acer House as part of this year's intergenerational project with Alive. The children had an amazing time and came back to school very excited about their future sessions. Their behaviour was impeccable and they were great ambassadors for our school. We look forward to bringing you more updates as this project continues.

Term 1 - 12th September 2019

We have had an exciting start to the year. The children in Class 17 have begun their swimming lessons at Hutton Moor and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you to everyone for supplying us with plastic and cardboard. The children are really excited to complete our Dragon Art Project following our work on the Polish tale, ‘The Dragon of Krakow.’ Over the next few weeks, we look forward to starting our first topic 'Invade and Conquer', studying The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and mountains.